TV Insider has the scoop, quoting chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden on their plans for a mutant-based show. “It’s in negotiations,” Newman said. “We’re cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative.”
As the deal is being worked out with the 20th Century Fox movie studio who owns the rights to the Marvel characters, there is no specific talent attached to the series, and it’s unlikely that a show would be ready before the 2016 – 2017 season.
The news follows Fox’s strong debut season for the comic book-based Gotham, which was just picked up for a second season, and historically marks the third time the network has featured the X-Men characters after the beloved ’90s animated series and the less well remembered “Generation X” TV pilot movie.
However the series will fit into the X-Men movie franchise is completely unknown, but until the plans are worked out, fans have plenty of X-Action to keep them busy with “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Deadpool” and “Gambit” in the offing between now and then.
Stay tuned to CBR News for more on Fox’s “X-Men” plans as they become available.